Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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  • 16 Oct 14: Sun Data; Cyclone Hudhud; Predicting Floods; Sniffer Flies

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The first results from NASA’s IRIS satellite are in; Cyclone Hudhud hits the Eastern Coast of India; A mathematical tool is developed to predict floods in the South American Andes; Scientists discover the fruit fly’s ability to sniff out dangerous chemicals.

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  • 09 Oct 14: Nobel Prizes 2014; Disappearing Wildlife; Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The 2014 Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry have been announced; Wildlife populations have halved in 40 years, says the recent Living Planet Index; An app for learning the native language of Zimbabwe is developed as part of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

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  • 02 Oct 14: HIV in Africa; A Decade of Sub-Saharan African Science; Pesticide Problems; Is Climate Change to blame for the Californian Drought?

    Thu, 2 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Scientists trace the origins of HIV in Africa; A new World Bank and Elsevier Report studies the state of Africa’s Science base; The use of harmful pesticides may still be a problem in developing countries; A new study suggests that increased greenhouse gases may be contributing to the Californian drought

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  • 25 Sep 14: Indian Mars Mission; 60 Years of CERN; Wild Weather and Melting Ice; Antarctic Map; Exoplanet Water

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    India is the first Asian country to successfully place a satellite into Mars' orbit; CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, turns 60 on 29th September; Unseen world below Antarctica is revealed in the Times Atlas; Loss of ice in the Arctic is getting faster; For the first time, scientists detect water vapour on a Neptune-sized exoplanet

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